The Need to Minimize Plagiarism

761 WordsJul 10, 20184 Pages
When writing scholarly work, we have most of the times based our work from experience, research, and experimentation. Most of the times, we also have tendency of using other people ideas. However when we use other people’s ideas, we have to ensure that they are given due credits for their work or idea. If that does not happen, we start flirting with cheating, dishonesty, or simply put integrity issues. Why is that? The answer to that question is plagiarism. Plagiarism is the intentional or unintentional use of other people’s work or idea without giving them their due credit. This not only limited to scholarly environment, but to everything from literature to music. For example, there is a female pop star in the United States who…show more content…
Walden University has a very defined code of conduct for its student body, and it our responsibility as scholar-practitioner we follow it and apply all aspect related to that. One of the most important and piece that would guaranty our academic integrity is to ensure that we are not plagiarizing (Laureate Education, 2012). Few ways, we can do that is to develop a good note taking techniques, properly citing other scholarly sources, provide concrete applicable examples, or master paraphrasing effectively. After reading the article Tainted: The manipulation of fact in America by Crossen
(1994), and compared it to the paragraph below, Consumers must trust that the research that has gone into the manufacture of new drugs is safe. But it is hard to know if a conflict of interest between doctors, researchers, and the drug company stockholders has tainted the results. Biomedical researchers incorporate strict rules of science into their work, which is examined by peers. Yet the resulting information can be warped for five reasons: ending a study too soon, not publishing negative results, publishing results too early, skimming over or ignoring drawbacks, and “buffing” the results by showing them in the best light (Crossen, 1994, p. 167), I noticed that the student committed plagiarism. And only cited the last sentence which failed the attempt to paraphrase. There are two sentences, which stand out more that the others. They
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